The Hauraki Rail Trail Charitable Trust is responsible for maintaining the trail and needs your help.
By booking services through Haurakirailtrail.co.nz you are helping to maintain and improve the trail. For all services booked through this website 15% goes to the Hauraki Rail Trail Trust at no cost to you.
The Trust is also fundraising to finish the trail to Waihi from Waikino and then from Kopu to Kaiaua. Donations will be gratefuly received. Thanks.
Thank you for being a friend of the Hauraki Rail Trail.
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Management of the Rail Trail
The Hauraki Rail Trail Charitable Trust has been set up by the three participating Councils to take over responsibility for the Rail Trail. The three partner Councils are: Hauraki, Matamata-Piako and Thames-Coromandel District Councils. The Councils decided that the operation, management, marketing and further development of the Rail Trail would best be governed by an independent not for profit Trust with Trustees with the appropriate skills and experience to run this type of commercial tourism operation. Furthermore, it was determined that the Trust should be registered as a Charitable Trust as much of their focus will be on obtaining funds for the further development and expansion of the Rail Trail.
The Hauraki Rail Trail Charitable Trust
The Charitable Trust is made up of six Trustees, three appointed by the Councils (one each) and three Iwi Trustees. The first meeting of the Trust was held on 1 May 2012. The Trustees are selected according to their skills and experience, i.e. business/tourism experience, understanding of governance issues and of tikanga Maori.
The responsibilities of the Hauraki Rail Trail Charitable Trust
The Trust is responsible for the development, management, operation and the promotion of the Hauraki Rail Trail and its facilities and obtaining the necessary funding to do this. Specific responsibilities of the Trust include:
- Developing and maintaining a website for the purpose of promoting the Hauraki Rail Trail.
- Granting and managing concessions to any commercial users of the Hauraki Rail Trail.
- Managing the Hauraki Rail Trail brand.
- Obtaining funding to develop and construct extensions to the Hauraki Rail Trail such as the Kaiaua to Kopu section.
- Overseeing internet protocol, such as website addresses.
- In undertaking its responsibilities, the Trust must take reasonable steps to protect any areas of spiritual and cultural significance to mana whenua.